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Rick DiPietro's injury history

2000: RICK DiPIETRO (1st overall) Goaltender Career Islanders/NHL

2000: RICK DiPIETRO (1st overall)
Career Islanders/NHL stats: 130-133-28, 2.86 GAA, .903 save percentage in 315 games.
When you’re the first-ever goalie taken No. 1 overall and your GM dumps the former highest drafted netminder (Roberto Luongo) to make room for you, it’s safe to say that expectations are going to be high. In his first four seasons as a starter, it seemed that the Massachusetts native may actually live up to the hype, going 111-89-5 with a playoff appearance, an all-star appearance and four starts for Team USA in the 2006 Winter Olympics. In 2006, he signed a 15-year, $67.5 million contract with the Isles. However, in March 2007, DP suffered two concussions which ended his season. After the 2007-08 season, he underwent knee surgery and subsequent problems with swelling would sideline him for the majority of the next three seasons. While the potential was clearly there, injuries have smothered any chance for DiPietro to live up to the original expectations as an Islander.
Impact: Miss

Credit: Newsday / Paul J. Bereswill

Goalie Rick DiPietro, in the sixth season of his 15-year Islanders contract, has had a multitude of injuries in his pro career:

Oct. 14, 2005: Mild concussion vs. Philadelphia, missed one game.

Oct. 29, 2005: Sprained knee vs. Buffalo, missed one game.

Dec. 30, 2005: Mild knee sprain vs. Ottawa.

April 30, 2007: Arthroscopic surgery to repair labral tear of left hip.

March 13, 2007: Minor concussion after collision with Canadiens’ Steve Begin. Missed two games.

March 25, 2007: Second concussion in less than two weeks in game vs. Rangers, missed last seven games of season

Dec. 26, 2007: Sprained knee vs. Toronto, missed three games.

March 19, 2008: Season-ending hip surgery, missed nine games.

Oct. 27-Dec. 23, 2008: Recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery,missed 27 games.

Jan. 8-April 12, 2009: Swelling in knee, missed final 41 games of season.

Oct. 3-Nov. 28, 2009: Recovering from knee surgery, missed first 27 games of season.

March 6-April 11, 2010: Swelling in knee, missed final 12 games of season.

Dec. 22, 2010: Swelling in right knee, missed three games.

Jan. 3, 2011: Adductor injury vs. Calgary, missed five games.

Feb. 2, 2011: Facial fractures caused by punch from Penguins goalie Brent Johnson, missed 20 games.

Wednesday: Suffered concussion on errant shot to the mask in practice.

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